Former smart NZ pacer Tas Man Bromac (6g American Ideal-Tasmcmanian) has notched a winning double at his last two starts in West Australia.
The Bromac Lodge-bred pacer led from the two gate as a $1.30 favourite in last Friday's $20,000 M0-2 pace at Gloucester Park.
He held by a head for driver Ryan Warwick over second favourite Major Catastrophe in a 1:56.5 rate for the 2130m, pacing his last 800m in 57.1.
Tas Man Bromac, a former NZ 3YO record holder who initially won 10 of 31 NZ starts for $119,722 from the Ryal Bush stable of Nathan Williamson, also narrowly won his previous WA start at Northam.
He's continued his good strike rate in Perth, racing six times for the Skye Bond stable, for four wins, a second and a third, winning over ,000 to date across the Tasman.
West Melton's Peter Ryder secured Tas Man Bromac's yearling sister for a bargain $15,000 at the NZ Premier Yearling Sales in Christchurch on February 14.
Named Tas Girl Bromac, she’s the sixth foal from Tasmcmanian, also the dam of the speedy two-win mare Trendy Bromac (p3, 1:54.6), minor winner Tilly Bromac and last season's 2YO filly qualifier, Tempest Bromac.
Tasmcmanian, who showed early promise in North America for trainer Peter Walsh but was unraced due to injury, is from a big-winning North American family.
By the fast Falcon Seelster racehorse McArdle, Tasmcmanian's dam Shy Devil (p3, 1:53.6, 10 wins & $169,185) is a No Nukes dam of nine individual winners, six in 2:00, including Art's Conquest (p3, 1:50, 12 wins & $880,576), Lifeoftheparty (p2, 1:54), Angaal (p3, 1:52.4) and Pop Art (p3, 1:53).
Other Shy Devil fillies have also bred on with Angaal leaving Little Brown Jug Final runner-up Western Fame (p3, 1:50.2h); Pop Art leaving Part Shark (1:51, 25 wins & $354,014) Rustlin Goodtime (1:50.6) and Pop Diva (p3, 1:52.6, herself the dam of fast 3YO Beat The Drum, 1:49.4, 16 wins & $476,969); and Art Of Design, dam of $2 million winner Chancey Lady (1:48.8, 43 wins) and Camille (1:48.6, 37 wins & $1.2 million).